Results - 2019 Koroneihana
Over the last week as part of the Koroneihana Celebrations people came from around the country to pay their respects to the Kiingitanga - part of the celebrations were the sports events.
On Saturday 17th August at Patterson Park, Ki o Rahi was held along with touch and netball. 8 teams entered the Ki o Rahi Koroneihana Tournament, one of the best turn outs for a number of years!
Teams came from Tuwharetoa, Taamaki Makaurau, Katikati and Thames.
Two Pools of 4 teams played on 2 fields with each team playing 3 games to qualify for the semi-finals.
After Pool play the top 2 teams from each Pool went through to the semi-finals - finishing 1st in Pool A was South Auckland, 2nd being Hirangi, while 1st in Pool B was the Tuwharetoa Real Ones and 2nd was Takiura.
The semi-finals saw 1st in Pool A play 2nd in Pool B and 1st in Pool B play 2nd in Pool A. This meant the two teams from Taamaki Makaurau going head to head with South Auckland playing Takiura and two teams from Tuwharetoa playing one another with the Real Ones playing Hirangi.
South Auckland won their semi-final whilst the Tuwharetoa Real Ones were successful in their semi-final.
In the final South Auckland beat Tuwharetoa Real Ones 16 - 8 to be crowned champions for Koroneihana 2019.
Shout to Waikato-Tainui and Sport Waikato for the tournament!!
One of the next tournaments for adults will be Iwi of Origin which is held at Pulman Park in Papakura, Auckland in October. Usually South Auckland and Tuwharetoa are at this tournament so be awesome to get as many more teams along as possible.